Meet the Team: The Designers

Name:  Dan Nolan
Role on the NGPM team:

Lead Designer… I’ll be making stuff, like buttons and arrows, and I’ll be making sure kids are having fun and learning about math when they play these games.

My favorite thing about preschool is…

Gluing things together! Especially things that don’t usually go together like crayons and blocks.

If I had to explain subitizing to a four-year old, I would say…

How many are there? No don’t count!

In addition to Next Generation Preschool Math, NGPM also stands for…

Next Generation PIONEERS of Math (and technology)

 

Name:  Frank LeClair
Role on the NGPM team:
Designer

My favorite thing about preschool is…

When I was in preschool, my favorite thing was totally nap time and the sand box. However, now that I’m all grown up, I see that the real beauty of preschool is in the students themselves. Because the preschool environment is less obligatory, the students really have the opportunity to discover and investigate at their own will. Of course they’re young so they do need guidance, but it’s in that moment of discovery when a student makes a new connection that the real significance of preschool is evident.

If I had to explain subitizing to a four-year old, I would say…

Hi Little buddy, Subitizing is when you see a group of objects and you can say how many objects there are without having to count each individual item.

In addition to Next Generation Preschool Math, NGPM also stands for…

Nice Goin’ Prehistoric Man

 

Name:  Chi-Yun Lau

Role on the NGPM team:
Does Art Monkey count? Barring that, how about gameplay and art asset designer.

My favorite thing about preschool is…
The anticipation of sending my child there next year 

If I had to explain subitizing to a four-year old, I would say…
It’s a necessary skill you need to learn in order to better sort your Pokemon (if kids still play Pokemon)

In addition to Next Generation Preschool Math, NGPM also stands for…
Um… No Gorillas Peeling Mangoes?
 

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